ASUU chides government for interference in KWASU
The Academic Staff of Union of Universities (ASUU) Kwara State University (KWASU) Malete Branch has chided Kwara State Government for interfering in the institution’s affairs, which led to the institution’s forced closure on Thursday, as 10 year of uninterrupted academic session.
At a news briefing, ASUU Chairman, Dr Issa AbdulRaheem said the closure was embarrassing and counter productive to the state’s educational system and development.
The institution’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Saka Nuhu, on Thursday, announced the closure till further notice after threats from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to make the institution ungovernable, claiming alleged undue procedure in the appointment of an Acting Vice Chancellor. AbdulRaheem said: “If this situation is not addressed quickly and reverted, it could degenerate into further crisis.
The implication of the closure might lead to the inability of the management to meet several of its obligations. “KWASU is running on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Without students on campus, generating IGR would be more difficult and staff welfare jeopardised.”
The ASUU leader urged all the university stakeholders, especially members of Kwara State Transition Implementation Committee to promptly intervene, as the closure may place a bad toga on the school and dissuade potential candidates from making it institution of first choice.